Americans spend more than one-third of their day at work.  Take the steps towards becoming a healthier workplace by developing worksite wellness policies.  Worksite wellness policies reduce chronic disease and improve the quality of life for employees.  Healthy employees are more productive and have lower absenteeism.  Health costs, retention, and employee morale are all positively impacted by workplace health policies as well.

Consider creating a healthy workplace by:

  • Limiting secondhand smoke exposure by developing smoke-free/tobacco-free policies
  • Getting employees more active by joining the Walk Cobb or Walk Douglas challenge
  • Keeping employees informed by providing health education
  • Supporting healthy behaviors by including healthy items in the vending machine
  • Becoming a breastfeeding friendly worksite

In 2019, Cobb & Douglas Public Health was recognized as one of Atlanta’s Healthiest Employers. We are fully committed to the health and wellness of our employees and have implemented numerous worksite wellness policies and initiatives. Some of these policies include being a smoke-free/tobacco-free campus, promoting physical activity during work hours, healthy meetings and vending, and providing breastfeeding support. Our worksite wellness program provides health education and resources focused on healthy eating, physical activity, stress reduction, work-life balance, chronic disease prevention, mental wellness and more. We acknowledge that employees can experience work fatigue and in efforts to reduce musculoskeletal injuries, we offer an adjustable sit-to-stand desk program.

Interested in improving the health initiatives at your worksite? Contact the Chronic Disease Prevention section at 770-432-7937 to speak with a member of our wellness team.

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Cobb2020 Sharing Spaces for Health

Sharing Spaces for Health uses joint-use and open declaration agreements to link schools, non-profits, businesses, and faith-based groups that have space conducive for physical activity with those that need it. These partnerships increase the amount of safe, accessible, and affordable places for children and their families to exercise and play. Additionally, the program informs Cobb County residents of local physical activity environments already established in the community that may